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Kidney Donor Walks New Zealand For Cause

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 4:21 pm | Northland DHB

A Whangarei woman, who donated a kidney to her husband, is setting off today to walk the length of New Zealand to encourage others to donate their organs. More >>

A Re-occurring Dream of Dark Colours

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 3:32 pm | Shaun Garea

A Dream of Dark Colours is a live performance project featuring ‘Honoured Artist of the Ukraine’ Anatoly Zelinsky with 25 minutes plus of original composition for viola alongside a digital projection of a stylized abstract video narrative described ... More >>

Kog Studio And Waiata Māori Music Awards

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 3:23 pm | Kog Studio

Kog Studio want to say a huge congratulations, ngā mihinunui to the winners and nominees! We were fortunate enough to be involved on no less than 11 of winners and nominees, Mixing and Mastering their Albums and E.P’s. Winners: Best Traditonal ... More >>

Oily Rag: A tree in every backyard

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 3:17 pm | Oily Rag

A couple of weeks ago TV One's Seven Sharp did a news story about free fruit. With "free" in the subject line, those frugally inclined are likely to remember it. It was about a very nice "mad fruit lady" from Auckland who drives ... More >>

The Datsuns Announce New Zealand Tour This DECEMBER

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 2:54 pm | The Label

The Datsuns Announce New Zealand Tour This DECEMBER in Support of Their New Record "DEEP SLEEP" More >>

Loren and Mark in Aotearoa - national tour 15 Oct – 8 Nov

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 2:51 pm | Arts On Tour

Loren Barrigar and Mark Mazengarb share a special musical chemistry seldom found among musicians. Their varied repertoire of original and arranged music has won them countless fans around the world and many awards, including Best Instrumental for ... More >>

The Sound of Music - Opens To Rave Reviews in Wellington

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 2:31 pm | Skip Ink

THE SOUND OF MUSIC features an unforgettable score that includes some of the most famous songs ever performed on the musical stage including “My Favorite Things”, “Edelweiss”, “Do-Re-Mi”, “Sixteen Going on Seventeen”, “The Lonely ... More >>

Resn and SBTRKT release Interactive Artwork

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 2:27 pm | Resn

Kiwi digital production house Resn have teamed up with musical act SBTRKT to present “Look Away” , an online audio-visual experience. The interactive artwork celebrates the release of the single of the same name from the forthcoming SBTRKT album “Wonder ... More >>

Japanese Film Festival 2014 - Auckland Program Announced

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 2:23 pm | The Japan Foundation

The 18th Japanese Film Festival (JFF) 2014 , the largest Japanese film festival outside of Japan, will arrive for the first time with its main program to Auckland’s Rialto Cinemas Newmarket from 6 – 12 November as a part of its international tour. The ... More >>

Contemporary Award Finalists Announced

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 2:14 pm | SOUNZ

SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music and APRA AMCOS have announced the finalists for the 2014 SOUNZ Contemporary Award, celebrating excellence in contemporary composition. The following works by New Zealand composers were selected: More >>

Rotax Challenge Series Goes Down to the Wire this Weekend

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 1:59 pm | Fast Company

2014 Rotax Max Challenge New Zealand supported by Schwarzkopf Professional Rnd 6 (Final) Strata Networks Raceway Auckland Sat-Sun September 20-21 2014 More >>

Stingrays smell blood in water

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 1:33 pm | New Zealand Rugby League

Opportunities like this don't come along very often, but Counties Manukau coach Rod Ratu is trying to remain calm ahead of what could be a season-defining grand-final rematch against Pirtek NZRL National Premiership champions Akarana on Saturday. More >>

The Black Keys Turn Blue NZ Tour with Band of Skulls

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 1:23 pm | Muchmoremusic

The Black Keys return to New Zealand off the back of their successful 8th full-length album Turn Blue . As part of the Turn Blue World Tour , the band will perform in Christchurch and Auckland in April 2015. More >>

The Seekers: New Shows Added

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 1:18 pm | Skip Ink

Due to overwhelming demand, a second Auckland concert is announced for the supergroup THE SEEKERS on their ‘Golden Jubilee Tour’ – celebrating 50 years since they first sang together. More >>

Westfest 2015

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 1:16 pm | WestFest

ODR Productions & The Rock proudly presents ‘Westfest ’15, an annual music festival that every rock fan will be sure not to miss! If the success of the inaugural West- Fest is anything to go by, 2015’s event is going to be bigger and better, ... More >>

THEA 301 presents The Two Noble Kinsmen

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 12:59 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington’s THEA 301 tackle Jacobean tragicomedy in the Wellington premiere of Shakespeare and Fletcher’s rarely performed The Two Noble Kinsmen . More >>

Rugby World Cup 2015 Countdown Begins

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 12:34 pm | Rugby World Cup 2015

Thursday 18 September marks one year to go until Rugby’s biggest event, Rugby World Cup 2015, and Kiwis are certainly planning to be there in big numbers. More >>

Only 10 days to go before the Breadcraft Wild Challenge!

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 12:24 pm | Breadcraft Wild Challenge

With only ten days to go, runners and cyclists keen to take part in the Breadcraft Wild Challenge at Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre are urged to register now or risk missing out on the event. More >>

NZ Performers Competition Opens for WOMAD 2015

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 10:26 am | Womad

WOMAD is on the lookout for talent to perform at the 2015 festival and the successful WOMAD Band Competition has been expanded to include not just musical performances but acts that could perform at other spaces and places on-site at the festival. This ... More >>

BNZ Literary Awards winners announced

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 10:11 am | BNZ Literary Awards

Winemaker Tobias Buck has taken out New Zealand’s top short fiction prize for his work Islands in the Stream, at the BNZ Literary Awards in Wellington last night. More >>

NZL Sailing Team at ISAF Worlds

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 10:10 am | Yachting New Nealand

18 SEP 2014 NZL Sailing Team at ISAF Worlds: Burling and Tuke out in front More >>

2014 Burton High Fives day one and two recap

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 10:04 am | Ellipsis Creative

2014 Burton High Fives Day One and Two Recap – Team Selection and Mini Off Road Driving Challenge More >>

Brand New SingStar™ Comes to PlayStation®4 on October 29th

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 3:45 pm | Sony Computer Entertainment New Zealand

SingStar: Ultimate Party Tracklist Revealed! Auckland, 17th September 2014 : Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) today revealed the brand new and improved SingStar and further announced that the SingStar: Ultimate Party disc edition will be arriving ... More >>

Leading NZ Players Set for Early Taste of New Scoring System

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 3:43 pm | Badminton NZ

Three of New Zealand’s leading Badminton players will be amongst the first to get a taste of a new scoring system being trialed at this week’s Fernbaby Auckland International, and all are happy be play the part of ‘guinea pigs’ with the eyes ... More >>

ASB Classic 2015 Player Announcement

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 3:41 pm | NZ Festival of Tennis

Organisers of the NZ Festival of Tennis are thrilled to announce that American rising star, Sloane Stephens, is confirmed for the ASB Classic 2015. More >>

Toi Whakaari 2014 season of Go Solo commences

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 3:40 pm | Toi Whakaari NZ Drama School

Grab your chance to see the next generation of performers from Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School in action as the fifteen final year Acting students strut their stuff. More >>

Netsky announces DJ Set at Hawea Hotel

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 3:40 pm | Rhythm Group

Rhythm Group entertainment is excited to announce that drum & bass heavyweight Netsky will be playing a one off DJ set at Wanaka’s Lake Hawea Hotel on December 28th. More >>

LoL With Your Favourite Jokers

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 3:23 pm | Elephant Publicity

“ We had the best time ever!...My face hurt in the morning from laughing so hard the night before.” sian555, Ticketmaster Fan Reviews More >>

Edgell Secures Ace Co-driver for BNT NZ SuperTourers

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 3:13 pm | BNT V8 SuperTourers

Last weekend Steve Owen drove for the factory Ford team in the first of Australia’s big V8 Supercars endurance races; in less than a fortnight’s time he’ll be at Taupo partnering Aucklander Tim Edgell in the season’s opening BNT NZ SuperTourers ... More >>

Caddy Steve Williams to Attend School Golf Day

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 2:39 pm | House of Travel

A fundraiser golf event usually reserved for parents and supporters of Chilton Saint James School will feature its first ever team of children this year - plus they will get to meet world renowned caddy Steve Williams to pick up some pro tips. More >>

Christchurch Communication Festival

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 2:38 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

A free community concert, aimed at raising awareness about the challenges faced by adults with communication disorders, is being held at Cashmere High School Performing Arts Centre next month (1-2pm, Friday, October 3). More >>

Winter’s Not Over – New Snow, More in Forecast

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 2:36 pm | NZSki

Winter’s Not Over – New Snow, More in Forecast, Spring Snow Deals…And Extended Night Skiing! More >>

Fellowship to Support New Zealand Play Writing

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 2:35 pm | Auckland Theatre Company

Auckland Theatre Company (ATC) is delighted to announce the inaugural ATC Patrons' Playwright Fellowship. More >>

The Warehouse Wellington Zoofari Enters Second Year

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 2:25 pm | Wellington Zoo

In-store fundraising at The Warehouse to enable children from local low decile schools to visit Wellington Zoo through The Warehouse Wellington Zoofari begins in stores throughout Wellington and Tasman on 27 September. With over $25,000 raised in 2013, ... More >>

New Caledonian artist selected at WOW 2014

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 2:20 pm | Embassy of France to New Zealand

Press release Embassy of France in New Zealand Wellington, September 17th 2014 New Caledonian artist Florence Dosdane will be participating in the 2014 World of Wearable Art Festival in Wellington. With her very first submission to take part in the festival ... More >>

The Man Who Can Fly About to Land in NZ

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 2:19 pm | National Geographic

Behind every great National Geographic story there’s an explorer who travels to the wildest places above and below the earth to bring back epic tales of adventure and discovery. More >>

Everything is Surrounded by Water returns

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 2:17 pm | my accomplice theatre

The Beautiful, Intimate First Person Fable That Took The Nz Fringe by Storm is Back More >>

Sell-out tournament huge success

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 2:04 pm | Ignite Sport

Almost 450 people of various sporting abilities participated in Wellington’s only indoor sports competition on Sunday (14 September) at the ASB Sports Centre, Kilbirnie. More >>

NZL Sailing Team at ISAF Worlds: 49ers Open with Fine Form

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 1:08 pm | Yachting New Zealand

Racing continued at the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships in Santander, Spain today where Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have made a strong start to lead the 49er class. More >>

Gold Shines through for Villa Maria

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 12:59 pm | Villa Maria Estate

It was neck and neck in the wine regions for Villa Maria at this year’s New Zealand International Wine Show with four gold medals each awarded to wines from Hawkes Bay and Marlborough. More >>

New iBook for DIYers to improve access for disabled people

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 11:49 am | Standards New Zealand

A new iBook will help DIYers – and trades people – with improving building access for people with disabilities, with a particular focus on access ways and ramps. More >>

Iconic Kiwi event celebrates 10 years

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 11:34 am | Oxfam

Oxfam Trailwalker, one of New Zealand’s longest-standing charity events, is celebrating the launch of its 10th anniversary event with a new trail and a big goal: to raise $1 million to help people in the Pacific rise out of poverty. The event – which ... More >>

Disability sports day more popular than ever

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 10:52 am | Special Olympics NZ

Students with intellectual and physical disabilities will be showing off their sporting prowess next Monday at Special Olympics New Zealand’s Athletes with Disabilities Fun Day. More >>

Disney’s Club Penguin joins the Fun at Kelly Tarlton’s

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 10:14 am | Kelly Tarltons

It’s Penguins, Puffles and Prizes these school holidays as Disney’s Club Penguin, the number one virtual world for kids, joins the fun at Kelly Tarlton’s SEA LIFE Aquarium. More >>

Holden Swaps Engine Power for Pedal Power

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 9:49 am | Holden

Holden New Zealand is swapping the technology and comfort of their cars to support the largest cycle event in the country. More >>

Brooke Fraser First Official Single From New Album 26 Sept

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 6:15 pm | Sony Music

Brooke Fraser is back with KINGS AND QUEENS , the first official single from her forthcoming album. The track will be released to radio on September 22nd. Fans can get a hold of the single from the 26th September via iTunes and all other digital ... More >>

Deployed Personnel Will Be Dipping into a Kiwi Christmas

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 3:49 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

New Zealand Defence Force personnel who will be deployed overseas on Christmas Day can expect a bit of Kiwi cheer thanks to RSA Christmas parcels being packed today. Volunteers from local RSAs and children from Mount Cook School in Wellington joined ... More >>

Six Medals in the Bag for NZDF Team at Invictus Games

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 3:47 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

After four days of competition in nine competitive sports disciplines, the Invictus Games in London have finished with the New Zealand Defence Force team taking home medals from track and field, road cycling and powerlifting events. More >>

‘Hope’, the inspirational sixth album from Susan Boyle

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 3:42 pm | Sony Music

Singing sensation Susan Boyle catapulted to international stardom in 2009, smashed music records around the world, sold over 22 million albums and now she returns with an incredible album of songs themed on Inspiration, her sixth studio album in five ... More >>

The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride 2014

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 3:23 pm | Jeremy Wilkinson

The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride or DGR, is a charity event for vintage motorcycle owners with the aim of raising money for prostate cancer research. More >>

Watch the 3rd Annual Burton High Fives

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 2:15 pm | Burton High Fives

TUNE IN: Watch the 3rd Annual Burton High Fives on on September 19th and 20th More >>

Dr Chris Perkins, Selwyn Cetre for Ageing and Spirituality

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 1:58 pm | ElderNet

Dr Chris Perkins, MB ChB (Otago) FRANZCP, Diploma of Professional Ethics (Auckland) leads The Selwyn Centre for Ageing and Spirituality. She has been a psychiatrist for older people since 1992, and currently works as a locum in addition to her role ... More >>

Award-winning author returns to NZ for launch of memoir

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 1:54 pm | Bridget Williams Books

The launch of Martin Edmond’s new memoir, Barefoot Years , marks a return to New Zealand and childhood. More >>

Kiwi Ferns join Nines party

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 1:45 pm | New Zealand Rugby League

When Kiwi Ferns star Sarina Fiso attended the Dick Smith NRL Auckland Nines this year, six-year-old son Luke scored a prized souvenir – the trademark headgear belonging to Penrith five-eighth Jamie Soward. More >>

Go ‘Shoeless’ for Cambodian kids

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 1:04 pm | Shoeless NZ

One of New Zealand’s most passionate campaigners for social justice, Katie Boom, is urging New Zealanders to take off their shoes on 24 October and join her in raising $200,000 to educate Cambodia’s most impoverished children. More >>

Pedal to the metal in W.P.K.A GoldStar Series revival

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 12:32 pm | Bayleys

Organisers are breathing new life into New Zealand’s longest running KartSport series after 54 years of racing. More >>

1200 Performers. Two Free Concerts.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 12:27 pm | Christchurch Civic Music Council

Christchurch Civic Music Council Inc. (CCMC) is proud to present two concerts at the Horncastle (formerly CBS) Arena; “ Celebrating Our Musical Diversity” , with the support of the Christchurch Migrant Centre, and “ Strum, Strike, and Blow” ... More >>

Miss Universe NZ 2014 to be live-streamed

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 12:26 pm | Miss Universe NZ

Auckland, September 15 Miss Universe New Zealand, the only beauty competition in the country to be broadcast on television, will live-stream the 2014 Grand Final from Sky City Theatre in Auckland on the evening (NZST) of Thursday, September 18, ... More >>

ISAF Worlds: Continuing light winds mean next to no racing

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 12:21 pm | Yachting New Zealand

On a day where 35 races were to be sailed at the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships in Santander, Spain, just two were possible due to the continuing light wind weather pattern. More >>

'Toto' - Traces of my past

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 12:11 pm | Yvonne Tunnicliffe

It was after an experience on a photographic project at a marae that Toto came to be. Yvonne Tunnicliffe realised that she had a lack of knowledge of her Maori heritage and decided to pursue a path of discovering her own identity. Toto explores the conceptual ... More >>


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